The musical the Lion King is on now in Marina Bay Sands Theatre Singapore.
Not being a big fan of musicals I did not intend to go see it. People around me persuaded me and I am glad they did.
Wow, I am really deeply impressed.
EVERYTHING in and about this musical is brilliant:
the dancing, singing, acting.... The masks and costumes, the props..... The music and lighting....
And what an admiration I have for the cast, often wearing (probably) heavy costumes or headwear. They are able to multitask so well! Meaning that while singing, dancing and acting, they also manipulate their costume/mask/props in an ingenious way. They become one with the animal they play, moving like the animal and so on.
It was forbidden to take pictures during the show, so I only took some at the end.
At the end of this blogpost you'll find some video's about the show; check them out!
|The hyena's and the Hakuna Matata duo are all brilliant!|
|The baboon (monkey) totally on the right is also fantastic: her acting, singing and movements...wow!|
|The dodo (on the right) is so funny.|
|Scar (foreground), the evil brother-lion is very good!|
|Young versions and adult lions.|
The cast comes from all around the globe, many from South Africa.
Here is a trailer that was showed on TV:
Another sneak peek:
And this blogpost ends with this video about the costumes:
So is there really NOTHING negative to say about this show???
Well.....there IS actually. One thing:
After seeing it, the song Hakuna Matata is stuck in your head for days.
But hey, there are worse songs to be stuck with;-)
So this blogpost ends with the famous words......HAKUNA MATATA!
Have a nice day...